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Building Blocks CRE

SaaS Business management solution for commercial real estate agents. We solve multiple issues that have stalled industry adoption

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Software
  • Location Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2012
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Building Blocks is a SaaS business management + CRM solution for the commercial real estate industry (CRE) industry. We just launched and are 1 of 2 companies in a position to become the central data management system or hub for the onslaught of new apps and tools that are starting to be built. The data on the CRM is what most new apps will need and solves the issue of agents having to enter and maintain the same data in multiple applications.


  • Chris graduated with a BS from Oregon in 1997 with 4 business majors. He started working for the web development firm Prentiss Bernstein & Jones as the Director of Business Development and helped grow the firm from 8 employees to over 50. Chris left to co-found a dot com dealing in real estate valuation. They raised $2MM from McDonald Dettwiler. Chris has been a CRE Broker for the last 10 years.

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    Shawn Shamsian, Ph.D

    Shawn has his Ph.D from UCLA in computer science and is currently a graduate level computer science professor at USC. He also is the CEO of Nextware Technologies, a software app development company and has managed dozens of software development projects. Prior to that Shawn co-founded iPixels an interactive video company. He was the director of Developed and Engineered Software at MSC Software prior to iPixels.

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    Ron Barbieri, Ph.D, CPA, CRE Broker
    Advisor / Financial Officer

    Ron Barbieri, Ph.D, CPA - Financial Officer / Advisor
    Ron is a commercial broker and has an extensive history in real estate development, modeling, finance and real estate valuation. He was the partner in charge of commercial real estate for KPMG. His Ph.D is in commercial real estate.


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    Albert Lee - Business Legal Advisors
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    Glen DeMar

Previous Investors

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    Jay Hasler
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    Roz Barbieri
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    Priscilla Fernandez